If like us you have a Standon Calling shaped hole in your calendar this weekend, then look no further!
While we’re gutted we can’t be enjoying the festival’s 15th Birthday Party together as planned, we’ll be hosting Standon Calling at Home across Facebook, Instagram and right here on Saturday 25th July.
Enjoy some playlists we’ve curated especially for you!
So, dig out those disco balls, get the tent up in the garden, add the finishing touches to your time-travelling costumes, perfect throwing those shapes and simply have a lot of fun this Standon Calling Saturday!
Standon Calling at Home 2020 is partnered with Mudlarks, a fantastic Hertford-based charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues. The festival has been partnered with Mudlarks for many years and your generous donations during this time has supported their valuable work. Let’s make 2020 no different!
For more information about Mudlarks and to donate visit: mudlarksgarden.org.uk
Festival Food Sorted!
Started by husband and wife team Sebastien and Marta, Cheeky Burger won Best Burger at the 2016 British Street Food Awards, was a 2018 TimeOut Recommends and has endless customer review love. These burgers are hands-down incredible!
Cook-along this Saturday to enjoy your own Cheeky Standon burger and remember to share the results with us using #standoncallingathome
Ingredients (Recipe serves 4)
4 x Brioche burger buns (Warbutons recommended) / 4 x 150g beef patties. From the butchers (mix of rump & rib cap) or any decent ready-made supermarket version. Minimum 15% fat. / 4 x slices of emmental cheese / Smoky or Spicy Mayonnaise! (Sauce Shop Chipotle Mayo recommended) / Any ketchup / 1 x Pickle, thinly sliced / 1/2 Iceberg lettuce, shredded / 1 x tomato, sliced / Mustard powder / Ground ginger / Salt / Pepper
A flat pan / A flat pan lid or tin foil to steam your burger / A burger press or metal bowl / Spatula. Or get the BBQ fired up!
In partnership with Barking Heads
It simply wouldn’t be Standon Calling without the beloved annual Dog Show. Whether your dog has perfected a new trick during lockdown, has a super waggily tail, likes an obstacle course or is just plain gorgeous (as they all are) they could be our Best in Show!
It’s easy to enter, simply upload a photo or video of your dog showing off onto Instagram or Facebook.
Make sure to use the #standoncallingdogshow and tag us @standoncalling so we can see your entry!
The competition is OPEN NOW! And will close at 2pm on Saturday. So what are you waiting for?!
We’ll be awarding a Winner and Runner Up with prizes from our exclusive Dogs’ Partner, natural pet food brand Barking Heads. Winners will be announced at 6.45pm on Saturday across our social channels!
🥳 Welcome to The Party of All Time! Where EveryWHEN is invited…
That’s right, to celebrate Standon Calling’s fifteenth birthday party we are throwing a shindig for partygoers from throughout time.
So, get those costume thinking-caps on, get making and get sharing the results with us via Instagram or on Facebook.
Make sure to use the #standoncallingcostumeparade and tag us @standoncalling so we can see your entry!
The competition is OPEN NOW! And will close at 4pm on Saturday. So what are you waiting for?! Winners will be announced at 6.45pm on Saturday.
As always, we’ll be offering amazing prizes for the best costumes including 2021 tickets, Backstage Bar passes, Wild Wellbeing Camp Hot Tub passes and camping upgrades. And the whole thing is being kicked off by the marvellous Pandemonium Drummers.
Festival founder and director Alex Trenchard will be saying “hello” and officially welcoming everyone to Standon Calling at Home from his family home – Standon Lordship.
We’ll take a walk around the beautiful fields of the festival and into the valley. You may even catch a glimpse of the Cowshed!
Plus, we’ll take a look at some of the highlights from years gone by as we get into the festival spirit for our 2020 celebration.
With Helena Avocado
Time to kick off Standon Calling at Home with some festival vibes for body, mind and soul.
Guided by the wonderful Helena Avocado expect to move, groove and feel amazing.
No need for all the gear – simply get into something comfy, grab a mat or a towel and join us from wherever you are!
Make it your own
Led by Tara Harris, from Tiny T’s Storytelling & Theatre, we’ll all be making our very own star headbands and disco ball decorations.
Keen to encourage everybody tiny or tall to use their imaginations, Tara will inspire us to create our own unique versions of these joyful accessories. You’ll need the following:
DISCO BALLS: Foam Crafting Balls (Hobby Craft) OR some foil to scrunch up into a ball / Assorted sequins, glitter and anything shiny to stick on! / PVA glue or glitter glue / Tape / A piece of string or ribbon / a pencil / scissors
STAR HEADBANDS: A plain or sparkly headband (Alice band) / Cardboard (any thickness) / Silver or coloured paper / PVA glue or glitter glue / Assorted sequins, glitter and anything shiny to stick on! / a pencil / scissors
Remember to share the results with us using #standoncallingathome
Once described as ‘The Patron Saint of Standon Calling’, Franc Gooding AKA Kid Fiesta has been the curator of The Groove Garden stage for over a decade.
He’ll be joining us LIVE from his residence in Singapore to share classic pool-side Groove Garden sounds, showcasing a sublime selection of sunkissed soul, funk, disco and house.
New Music Talent
Every year we work closely with BBC Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks to bring you a whole host of super talented up-and-coming new artists.
Over the years we’ve enjoyed new music from across a wide variety of genres and all from homegrown acts who’ve gone on to national (even international!) success, such as Tom Grennan, Malika and Connie Constance.
We’ve selected a few top picks from the BBC Introducing stage programme over the last couple of years to enjoy together.
Party Party Party!
Everyone’s favourites The Cuban Brothers will be bringing us a very special party from home.
Expect plenty of silly antics, dance moves to make you swoon and and a whole lotta fun!
A staple of Standon Calling festival for the last decade we just couldn’t imagine any year (at home or in the fields) without the fabulous Cuban Brothers.
Standon Calling regulars and club night legends Club de Fromage will be bringing us a live DJ set.
Expect classic pop, rock, disco, indie, classic r n b, 90s and 00s dance tunes, plus anything they want to play to achieve their god-given mission to get you dancing around handbags – at home!
Think The Saturdays to The Beach Boys, The Spice Girls to Gala, Bowie to Abba and you’re starting to get the picture.
We cannot wait! Join us from 8pm here: twitch.tv/standoncalling